8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169





 Quincy Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 20, at the Adams Academy, will feature a presentation with images and artifacts on Quincy’s experience in the First World War. The program is in recognition of the centennial of America’s entry into the war in spring, 1917.

The First World War played an important part in creating both the modern United States and the modern City of Quincy.  Historical Society executive director Edward Fitzgerald will discuss various ways in which Quincy people participated in the war and in which the city was impacted by the war, including the Naval shipbuilding at Fore River, the service of some 1600 Quincy men in the armed forces,and the ravages of the 1918 flu epidemic.  Artwork, photos, and personal artifacts will help bring the story to life.

In addition to commemorating the war’s centennial, the evening will also be the first in a series of programs that will mark the Historical Society’s upcoming 125th anniversary and will concentrate on the development of modern Quincy, from 1893 to the present.

At the Annual Meeting, the Society will also elect officers for the coming year and members to the board of trustees.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is no admission char

Programs and Events

Quincy Historical Society programs bring history to life for all types of audiences.

Public Programs: Throughout the year Quincy Historical Society presents guest historians, authors, musicians, artists, and actors in discussions of history and historically-informed performances. Topics range from fascinating insights into Quincy and area history through the whole span of American history.

Group Tours: Quincy Historical Society sponsors group tours for members and the public to historically significant locations throughout New England.



Quincy students learn the history of the Quincy quarries.


Rock-and-Roll legend and Quincy native Dick Dale--the "King of Surf Guitar"--speaks at the Historical Society.

  School Programs: Quincy Historical Society presents a comprehensive program on Quincy history in the 3rd and 4th grades of Quincy Public Schools. The program is also available by arrangement to other schools. The Society develops units on specific topics in Quincy history for middle and high schools.

Community Speaking: Quincy Historical Society personnel are available to speak to community groups on numerous topics in Quincy history, including the colonial era, the Revolution, Quincy's granite industry, Quincy shipbuilding, and immigration to Quincy.

Publications: Quincy Historical Society publishes a range of materials on Quincy history, including the books Quincy's Legacy and Squantum, a brochure guide to historic Hancock cemetery, and the twice-yearly periodical, Quincy History.

For more information on any of our programs or publications, send us a message by clicking on Contact Us.Programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Quincy Arts Council.